Submit Your Story Of “Singapura” To The ciNE65 2019 Movie Makers Awards



Do you have a story that can express what “Singapura” means to you?

ciNE65 returns with the theme “Singapura” to encourage aspiring young Singaporeans to explore their national identity.

Create a three-minute short film for the ciNE65 Movie Makers Awards short film competition and be in the running to win the grand prize of a feature film deal, sponsored by mm2 Entertainment.

The competition is open to all Singaporeans and PRs with two categories — Student Category and Open Category. Between the Jury’s Choice Awards and Audience Choice Awards, participants can also stand to win a learning trip to the Busan International Film Festival, cash prizes of up to $3000, and Panasonic Professional 4K Cameras.

Apart from ciNE65 MMA, in the 2019 slate, cine65 has four commissioned films, filmmaking workshops, as well as a film festival.

A scene from ‘36 Ways To Say Good Morning’, by Roystan Tan

Filmmakers Roystan Tan, Alvin Lee, Koh Chong Wu and Sanif Olek each shared their take on the theme through their films produced for the competition.

Roystan’s film, ‘36 Ways To Say Good Morning’, and Alvin’s film, ‘Pink IC’, both showcase unspoken Singaporean experiences, while Chong Wu’s film, ‘Afternoon At Bukit Ho Swee’, and Sanif’s film, ‘Sama Sama’, feature a common theme of strength and selflessness.

A scene from ‘Afternoon At Bukit Ho Swee’, by Koh Chong Wu

The filmmaking workshops will begin in Jan 2019 and the film festival will kick off in June 2019. Find out updated details about them at the ciNE65 Facebook page.

The ciNE65 MMA submissions period ends 18 March 2019, 12pm. For more details on the participation guidelines, click here.

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